Scott Siegfried and Erik Valentino of MPS present on various preservation topics at the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference at the Pennsylvania State University. AEI provides various types of technical, educational, and professional services to the profession as a whole, as one of the eight American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) technical specialty institutes. Topics Read More
Part of our safety program, MPS has provided steel toe boots to all craftsmen through the Boot Campaign organization, which supports the men and women of our military.
Jeff Erdly of MPS and Paul Johnson of Smithgroup co-chair a Symposium on Problems and Solutions for Building Walls Exposed to Continued Water Accumulations: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future. Held April 14-15, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN and sponsored by ASTM Committee E06.55 on Exterior Building Wall Systems in conjunction with the April standards Read More
The Luzerne County Historical Society presented its Historic Preservation Award in the Public Institution category to Masonry Preservation Services, Inc. (MPS) on November 1, 2012 at their annual event. The award recognizes MPS for the preservation of two projects: 1853 Swetland, Fleck & Darte Hall at the Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School and the 1841 Wyoming Read More
MPS co-presented at the Annual International Conference for the Association for Preservation Technology held in Charleston, South Carolina. The presentation discussed research, testing, and the practical applicability of Impact Echo Analysis of Historic masonry. This non-destructive test method allows surveying of masonry to determine issues with unsound bonding or other inner-wythe masonry deterioration.
MPS CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Erdly and Paul Johnson of Smithgroup partnered to write an informative article on masonry issues and sustainability. Published in the winter edition of Masonry Edge magazine, the article conveys points and counterpoints related to masonry failures, restoration, and general facade maintenance issues. The article can be read here. http://digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com/publication/?i=101239&p=16
MPS’s terra cotta facade restoration work on the Jefferson Standard Building in Greensboro, North Carolina, was recently recognized by Preservation Greensboro. Located in the middle of Greensboro’s historic downtown district, the high-rise tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. MPS led the pilot phase of the Jefferson Standard Building project to prove Read More
Through the history of the company, MPS has completed many significant repair projects at prestigious healthcare facilities up and down the East Coast. This experience has given MPS a reputation as a highly qualified restoration contractor who understands the difficulties of working at fully functional medical centers. Dust, noise, vibration, and overhead protection are issues Read More
The ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) program was recently completed by Erik Valentino. Understanding of the latest compliance issues in healthcare construction was the focus of the program. This program enhances MPS’s ability to work effectively and efficiently in the healthcare physical environment during challenging facade restoration projects. Understanding the needs and expectations of the Read More
All MPS craftsmen have always had training for use of high-reach equipment, but this year MPS has begun a plan to ensure all employees receive a PAL Card. The PAL (Powered Access Licensed-Registration) Card is recognized worldwide across industries as proof of platform operator training to the highest standard. It is issued by the International Read More